YOUTH NATURE IMMERSION PROGRAMS

REGISTRATION STARTS SEPT. 1st FOR THE 2020-21 SESSION

This is a 8-month program to immerse youth in nature, allowing them to gain skills and comfort in the outdoors. Camp takes place one Saturday each month at Open Field Farm.  Lessons and skills build throughout the immersion program growing participants’ knowledge and understanding.

IMG_8430Hours are 9am to 3pm each day.

We will end in the Spring with an overnight camp out and celebration.

This year, in light of the many disruptions our community has faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires, the program will run in 2 concurrent packages – Fall and Spring

2020-21 Session Dates:

FALL – Oct. 10th, Nov. 14th, Dec. 12th, Jan. 9th,

SPRING – Feb. 13th, Mar. 13th, Apr. 10th, May 8th

FOX KITS

Fox Kits gives boys and girls ages 6 – 8 a chance to immerse themselves in the natural world of the Petaluma Watershed. At this age children are still discovering their environment. Fox Kits seeks to strengthen this connection and create a sense of comfort in young people out in nature. By engaging youth in meaningful play, exploring the watershed and letting our imaginations be wild we will foster a sense of place and an appreciation for nature.

REGISTER FOR FOX KITS’ FALL SESSION This section is full, please sign up on our WAIT LIST if you would like to be notified if a spot becomes available.

REGISTER FOR FOX KITS’ SPRING SESSION

ELDERBERRY BLOSSOMS

Elderberry Blossoms supports young girls ages 9-12 and 13-16 in developing strong and healthy relationships with themselves, their peers and nature.  In a time of transition into adolescence Elderberries provides a foundation allowing for a deepening in their connections to the Earth, their skills, capabilities and inherent sense of awe and wonder.  We will help to foster these connections through our time out in nature immersed in the practices of earth skills in the Petaluma River Watershed.  Through the course of this program girls will have the opportunity to grow deeper into themselves as blossoming individuals, including growth in their self esteem and self confidence.  We will explore the Watershed; hiking, navigating the River via paddle boats, making herbal medicine and culinary creations, creating primitive fire including cooking over the fire, wild-crafting with both edible and medicinal plants, basic rope making, sewing and more.

REGISTER FOR ELDERBERRY BLOSSOM’S FALL SESSION – This section is full, please sign up on our WAIT LIST if you would like to be notified if a spot becomes available.

REGISTER FOR ELDERBERRY BLOSSOM’S SPRING SESSION

BADGER TRACKS

Based in practices of nature connection, Badger Tracks will work with young boys, ages 9-12, transitioning toward adolescence to build deeper and resilient relationships with themselves, others, and the natural communities around them. Over the course of the spring and winter, youth and mentors will meet monthly to immerse ourselves in the natural communities of the Petaluma River Watershed, engaging in practices aimed toward greater awareness of and connection to this place and to ourselves in it. These practices will include animal tracking, wild-crafting, earth-based skills, learning to work with wild edible and medicinal plants, and more.

We will work together in developing healthy peer to peer and mentoring relationships.

REGISTER FOR BADGER TRACKS’ FALL SESSION

REGISTER FOR BADGER TRACKS’ SPRING SESSION